prognathism

noun

: the condition marked by a prognathous jaw
prognathic adjective

Examples of prognathism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, differences in levels of inbreeding accounted for 22 percent of the differing severity of mandibular prognathism among the Habsburgs studied. Lila Thulin, Smithsonian, 4 Dec. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prognathism was circa 1864

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“Prognathism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prognathism. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

prognathism

noun
: the condition marked by a prognathous jaw
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